Vision: An Educated, United and Developed Nimba. An Educated Nimba All citizens of Nimba County will have access to education. A United Nimba. All citizens of Nimba County respect shared values of peace, equal opportunity and ethnic, cultural and religious freedoms. All citizens of Nimba County desire sustained economic growth, access to basic services and improved infrastructure.
Overview: Nimba attained County status during the presidential tenure of William V. S. Tubman by an act of the National legislature in 1964. The first Superintendent of the County was Hon. Gabriel G. Farngalo. Sanniquellie played host to the first Africa state summit involving Guinea, Ghana and Liberia on 25th May 1959, chaired by Liberia’s William V. S. Tubman. This summit eventually led to the founding of the Organization of African Unity (now known as the African Union or AU) in Addis Ababa, May 1963.
County Abbreviation: NI
County Flag: The County is symbolized by a three-stripe orange, white and blue colored flag. The basic features include an elevation representing the mountains of the County and a green field indicating the rich vegetation.
Resident: 732,195. 98.27% of this population is made of locals, 0.31% (IDPs and refugees) returnees and 0.49% refugees.
Resident Population: 462,026
Districts: The County has sixteen
administrative districts, one county district, five statutory districts and seven electoral districts, each with newly-elected representatives to the Nation Legislature
Race/Ethnicity: The Manos and Gios are the two principal ethnic groups of Nimba
Location: Nimba County is situated in the Northeastern part of Liberia and shares borders with the Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire in the East, and the Republic of Guinea in the Northwest. Nimba is bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Nimba.